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Walters, Minette. THE SCOLDS BRIDLE - MacMillan 1994

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The Scolds Bridle by Minette Walters. 1994 - MacMillan. For sale is a first edition, later printing. very good used hardback book in a fine dust jacket.

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For sale is a very good copy of the novel, The Scolds Bridleby Minette Walters, published in 1994 by MacMillan.

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Title The Scolds Bridle
Author Minette Walters
Publisher MacMillan
Edition first edition, later printing
Copyright Year 1994
ISBN 0333618726
Cover Price 14.99
No. Pages 327
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.66

The book is a first edition, later printing as evidenced by an incomplete numberline on the copyright page.

The book has black boards and silver lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and white, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight with some light rubbing to the spine ends.

The fine dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £14.99.

Overall a very good copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publishers stamps.

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Minette Walters

Minette Walters lives in Dorset with her husband and two children. She has worked as a magazine editor but is now a full-time writer. With her debut, The Ice House, she won the Crime Writers association John creasey Award for the best first crime novel of 1992. rapidly establishing a reputation as one of the most exciting crime novelists writing today, her second novel, The Sculptress, was aclaimed by critics as one of the most compelling and powerful novels of the year and won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for the best crime novel published in america in 1993. In 1994 Minette Walters achieved a unique triple when The Scolds Bridle was awarded the CWA Gold dagger for best crime novel of the year. Her following novels, The Dark Room, The Echo, The Breaker, The shape of snakes and Acis Row were also published to further critical acclaim throughout the world. Her first five novels have been adopted for BBC Television with huge success. The first, The Sculptress, which was shown in 1996 and starred Pauline Quirke, proved the most successful television drama of recent years.

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I wonder if I should keep these diaries under lock and key. Jenny Spede has disturbed them again ... What does she make, I wonder, of an old woman, deformed by arthritis, stripping naked for a young man? The pills worry me more. Ten is such a round numberto be missing …

Mathilda Gillespie's body was found nearly two days after she had taken an overdose and slashed her wrists with a Stanley knife. But what shocked Dr Sarah Blakeney the most was the scold'sbridleobscuring the dead woman's face, a metal contraption grotesquely adorned with a garland of nettles and Michaelmas daisies. What happened at Cedar House in the tortured hours before Mathilda's death? The police assume that the coroner will return a verdict of suicide. Only Dr Blakeney, it seems, doubts the verdict. Until it is discovered that Mathilda's diaries have disappeared

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Winner of the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year.

'An atmosphere of tantalizing, overpowering menace…The tradition of the English whodunnit has passed into the safe hands and dangerous imagination of Minette Walters'--The Times

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